Monarch

Monarch M.D. Argyle
  • Title: Monarch
  • Author: M.D. Argyle
  • ISBN: 9781936850198
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Monarch M.D. Argyle Monarch Nick s life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling but it has only given him unhappiness a wife who committed suicide and two daughters who resent everything he has become Now stuck in the on the last m
    Nick s life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness a wife who committed suicide, and two daughters who resent everything he has become Now, stuck in the on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the U.S has tried to bring down for years If he succeeds, he ll have the chanceNick s life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness a wife who committed suicide, and two daughters who resent everything he has become Now, stuck in the on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the U.S has tried to bring down for years If he succeeds, he ll have the chance to start his life over again Just when Nick is on the brink of catching Ferreira, he s framed for a murder that turns his world upside down His only chance of survival lies in West Virginia where Lilian Love, a woman from his past, owns the secluded Monarch Inn.
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    1. In the blurb for this book it mentions a CIA spy named Nick and his mission So I got this book thinking it was a spy novel but it is way of a romance than a cloak and dagger story If Nick s brains were dynamite he couldn t blow himself up He is constantly caught without a weapon People sneak up on him at will At one point in the story he says he s no James Bond To me that was the best line in the book because I couldn t agree .The characters are shallow, they seem to have the same response to d [...]

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    2. The blood pooling on the floor under the assassin s back reminded Nick of butterfly wings Man, what an awesome first line It sets up the mood, theme, and direction of this book perfectly After a line like that, my expectation was that this book would be a post James Bondian mission Like, what happens after a mission takes place and the hero reports Mission Accomplished.Well, this is definitely not a post Mission Accomplished spy thriller More like, Mission Hasn t Ended Yet And, oh yeah, it s not [...]

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    3. Please note Read in July, 2011 from a copy provided by Rhemalda in exchange for an honest review Updating my formatting and adding this disclosure.My Synopsis Nick doesn t live a typical life, and this is driven home immediately at the beginning of the book, which opens with him watching the blood of an assassin, whom he has just killed, stain the floor of his kitchen Nick works for the CIA in the DEA division he has been in Brazil for two years now trying to take down a major drug cartel but th [...]

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    4. Thrillers are another genre that I don t read often, but after reading Cinders I just had to find out what Michelle Davidson Argyle had to offer next When I heard that it was a thriller I have to admit that I was a little cautious, but after reading it I can safely say there was nothing I didn t love about this story.Monarch, to me, isn t just a thriller it s a romance, a mystery, an adventure story with plenty of family issues all cohesively winding together to create a thrilling story I wanted [...]

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    5. Michelle Davidson Argyle s Monarch breaks free and spreads its wings for a read sure to thrill readers.When assassins fly into Nick s life, he must run to the one place he can be safe the Monarch Inn Lilian Love struggles with running the inn, worries over her grown son, and fears the inn will fail if the monarch butterflies stop migrating through their area Nick and Lilian become reacquainted, but the danger isn t over Nick brings his two daughters to the inn to be safe while he must leave them [...]

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    6. Thriller with a TwistAs a child, on vacation, I remember my Mom s guilty pleasure was reading True Detective magazines Mine was reading romances As an adult, I still prefer gentle love stories to gritty thrillers, so when I received Argyle s latest offering from the publisher to review, I hesitated to read it, expecting blood and gore and all that I like least in my entertainment.But this is than your run of the mill thriller Monarch is a story that delves into the emotional impact that high ri [...]

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    7. Monarch is a tale about two families thrown together by history and current circumstance Both sides evolve and in the end, metamorphosis into something new Although designed around a suspense thriller premise, this story lingers on the emotional, sentimental aspects of relationships, family, divorce and career The story does not belong to a main character, but rather is shared equally by several and by doing so, a distinct voice speaks for all This approach works in the overall telling of the s [...]

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    8. Quite an enjoyable read I rarely read thrillers, but I m glad I read this one My fear that the CIA agent storyline would bore me and possibly be hard to follow was groundless.The characters were well fleshed out, warts and all The author deftly entwined the action story with a love story, switching back and forth, without any confusion and the breaks were just long enough to build the tension, but not make me want to skip anything to get back to the other story I found both stories satisfying.As [...]

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    9. Argyle s Monarch is, at first blush, a mash up of the romance and thriller genres with a dash of espionage thrown in While my characterization of the novel may come across as dismissive, the blending of the two styles actually works quite well Argyle starts Monarch off with a literal bang or rather a muffled pop from a silenced gun during a failed assassination attempt Here we are introduced to one of three principal characters CIA officer, Nick Avery.Nick has troubles with the ladies, to say th [...]

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    10. I was fortunate enough to receive a ARC of this book from the author as part of her online book tour.Monarch is a contemporary thriller full of suspense, drama, and emotional fueled characters moments While I like a good action suspense story, I don t generally read this genre I m likely to watch a thriller than read a thriller But Michelle hooked me with her descriptions of the story, and I wasn t disappointed This book was quite the page turner and therefore a relatively quick read for me It [...]

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    11. Nick s life as a spy for the CIA has given him only unhappiness His wife committed suicide and his two daughters resent everything he has become and what has happened as a result Now he s stuck in the on a mission to track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the US has been trying to bring down for years If he accomplishes this, it will be his last mission and he ll have a chance to start over again.Just when nick is on the brink of catching Ferreira, he s framed for murder and now [...]

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    12. Review of Monarch A thriller with romanceAnd that s not a bad thing, IMHO After seeing the description at Ms Argyle s web site, I purchased this book instantly and with only a break to fix my wife dinner, read it in three hours I wanted to get through it, to find out what happened to the characters that Ms Argyle created, that she d made into my friends.I was so taken that I wrote an email to Ms Argyle describing my feelings to which she generously responded, not taking me for a stalker at all , [...]

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    13. Lies, secrets and betrayals cocoon a love as fragile as a butterfly s wings Karen Dionne, author of Freezing PointI find Karen s quote sums up Michelle s novel perfectly While complex and twisting on the outside, the central story is really a simple one, that revolves around a father seeking forgiveness from his daughters, and the age old love story between a man fraught with grief and guilt, and a woman afraid of allowing herself to love again Large parts of the story is set in and around the M [...]

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    14. For those of you who ve read this Contemporary Thriller, what did you think Do you agree or disagree with my thoughts For those of you who haven t, what are you waiting for Grab your self a copy and let s get chatting Here we go Monarch is a somewhat intense, romantic and suspenseful thriller that may keep you guessing and slightly intrigued, but fails to address some pretty prominent parts of the whole While easy flowing with plenty of potential, readers my find themselves left feeling rather h [...]

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    15. Monarch by Michelle Davidson Argyle is one of those stay up all night because you can t put it down reads which is exactly what I did.Lillian is an emotional woman holding the past close to her heart When Nick steps back into her life, the past comes flooding back like a broken dam bringing danger and mixed feelings with it.Nick is on the run, accused of murder As he sets out to prove his innocence, running to the only place he thinks is safe, Lillian not only provides a safe haven for his girls [...]

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    16. Amy s thoughts Despite the dead body on the opening page , Monarch was one of those books that took me a couple of chapters to really get into However, like Blood Song that I read recently and also took time getting into, I m really, REALLY glad I did And look, seriously Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series is one of my all time favourites, and it took me three goes to make it through the first chapter of the first book This is a me issue, clearly Monarch is pegged as a thriller, and certainly has [...]

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    17. I don t generally read thrillers or adult novels, so I m definitely not in the target audience, but the cover intrigued me The butterfly wings behind the body seem to hint that life is a beautiful, albeit fragile thing A theme running throughout the book.One of my favorite things about MONARCH was the use of butterflies They re woven in to the story and are an integral symbol for the whole Butterflies can mean a lot of different things, but some common symbols they represent are change, metamorp [...]

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    18. Tom Clancy with Less Tech and More RomanceMichelle Davidson Argyle s Monarch is a spy thriller with an emphasis on human emotions The main character, Nick, is a Jack Ryan type spy of all the Jack Ryan films I think Alec Baldwin would be closest to Argyle s protagonist, not Harrison Ford or Ben Affleck Nick is the kind of spy who is familiar with pushing papers than toting weapons, but he s well versed enough in combat to be able to handle himself should the need arise Good thing too, because th [...]

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    19. I must say how surprised I am by just how much I loved Monarch When I first read about it, I thought it sounded interesting When I got my hands on it I found it really hard to put down I mainly read paranormal romance books but I do enjoy other genre s, suspense thrillers being one of them I must say the added touch of a little romance made it all the thrilling in my opinion From the very beginning Nick kept me at the edge of my seat but then you throw in his complicated history with woman and [...]

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    20. The novel begins with some information about the Monarch butterfly their journey, their tenacity despite many obstacles, and the dangers they currently face These are beautiful creatures, and obviously dear to Michelle s heart They are also central to the story line Michelle s use of symbolism has always impressed me She manages to weave the Monarchs into every facet of the novel in a way that gives greater meaning to the story without it feeling forced In fact, these days when I think about sym [...]

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    21. Once I got around to reading Monarch, I finished it in two days The book is the most well written one that I ve come across in months The main character, Nick, reminds me a lot of the tough, swoon worthy kind of guy often portrayed by Daniel Craig in the new 007 movies He s hurting over a lost love, is in super shape, is a professional killer, and he s pretty much just irresistible to women Yeah, he cheats on the girl Lillian who loves himbut who could stay mad at Daniel Craig, right The same go [...]

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    22. Talk about a page turning cozy thriller Cozy thriller I know Such an oxymoron but Michelle pulled it off The few thriller books I have read seemed to mostly rely on action and shock value to keep the reader engrossed, but Michelle went above and beyond great action scenes She made Monarch cozy by creating a cast of characters I genuinely cared about I even sympathized with the villains and the people I suspected as villains but later found out they weren t or were they Depends who you ask The lo [...]

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    23. Monarch is a taut thriller, with big splashes of charm, that s heavier than most on character Recommended for those in search of feel like you are there action with a heaping spoonful of heady romance.I really adored most of the characters in this work The three viewpoint characters Nick, Lillian and Devan each brought a different dimension to the story, with their vastly different life experiences Nick who just happened to look remarkably like George Clooney in my head was sexy and smart, but h [...]

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    24. Michelle s books always make me think, especially about her use of symbols, and usually most of that thinking happens after the book I ll have to say and hope to be able to assign a star system once I sort through my thoughts and get ready for my turn on her blog tour Update Monarch is the story of Nick, a widowed former CIA operative whose past as a spy and as a person catches up to him A drug lord whose organization Nick infiltrated comes after Nick s shattered family, and the only place he a [...]

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    25. As an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy, I rarely go off genre Yet based on recommendations of friends, I read Monarch, by Michelle Argyle, who also writes speculative fiction My friends did not let me down Monarch centers around a CIA head hunter named Nick His main job is to seek out recruits for the CIA When he is tapped for one last assignment in the field tracking a notorious drug lord in the Brazillian jungle His job has already cost him his wife, who comitted suicide, estranged h [...]

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    26. I m probably not going to be very unbiased with this review How could I be when one of the main characters are L Love, just like me Although her first name was Lilian and not Laura, I still found it amusing Yeah ok, it doesn t take much to amuse me All kidding aside, I actually didn t care much for Lilian She was very one dimensional, her main function seemed to be to worry about Nick and provide a safe haven for his daughters But I am getting ahead of myself Nick was an undercover CIA agent, re [...]

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    27. WHAT IT S ABOUTNick s life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness a wife who committed suicide and two daughters who resent everything he has become Now, stuck in the on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the U.S has tried to bring down for years If he succeeds, he ll have the chance to start his life over again Just when he s on the brink of catching Ferreira, he s framed for a murder that turns his wo [...]

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    28. Having a dying assassin in your kitchen is not a good start to anyone s day, but it s marginally better than facing a live one And Nick Avery knows that things are only going to get worse He s been betrayed but by whom Finding the answer to this question, clearing his name of a false murder charge, and trying to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters after their mother s suicide are only some of the goals Nick has to achieve Staying alive would be a good start.Can Lilian Love, owner of th [...]

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    29. Thrillers have always been a touchy ground for me to delve into At first, after requesting Monarch, I was frightened by what the outcome of me reading it would be I have to say though, that it was one the best thrillers I ve EVER read Territories apart from my comfort zone crash straight to disaster, but this book proved that wrong very strongly.Miss Argyle created a thriller novel that was truly an epitome of all the thriller novels I read She had action and the characters were soo real Each ch [...]

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    30. Monarch takes you on a wild ride from the jungles of Brazil to the isolated Monarch Inn in West Virginia.Nick is a CIA spy hot on the trail of elusive drug lord, Matheus Ferreira But, Nick s mission turns terribly wrong, and he s forced to run for his life Keeping his daughters safe while trying to clear his name leads him back to Lillian Love and the Monarch Inn.Like the monarchs for which the inn was named, each character undergoes their own metamorphosis Only time will tell if their transform [...]

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